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Contagion in Goal Accomplishment

Caroline talks about why it’s so important to be around people whose behavior is positively contagious if you want to make and cement behavior changes,...

Five Things That Will Improve Your Life in 2013

No matter where you turn at this time of year, you’ll be hit with advice from everyone about how to save more money, set better...

Growth From Tragedy: The Possibility of Future Good From Newtown’s Losses

Like millions of others around the world, I am still in a state of disbelief and sadness about the mass slaughter of little kids at...
Your Best Self

Your Best Self: Free Five-Day Course Launches on Success, Goals & Happiness

This morning I launched a free new course that can help you create a vision for your “best self,” which includes unique content, exercises and...

My Favorite Things for a Happy & Healthy New Year

Every year, Oprah Winfrey announces her “favorite” things in her magazine and on television, and those annointed products instantly sell out.  Books become best-sellers, companies...
Obama Wins Using Social Psychology Dream Team

How the Psychology Behind Obama’s “Dream Team” Can Help Everyone Get More of What They Want

Last week, the New York Times ran a widely-shared article about how a group of social psychologists worked in secret to pool their ideas and...

Four Things We Can Learn From “Blue Zones”

For the last few weeks I’ve been traveling, learning and planning some new initiatives, but I want to share what I learned at the annual...

What Will People Say When You Die?

Last Monday night, I taught a class in “Coaching and Positive Psychology” for the University of Texas-Dallas in their executive coaching certificate program.  As usual,...

Why Priceline is Good for Your Deadline, Your Wallet & Your Head

About ten years ago, I stumbled across this thing called “Priceline.” It sounded too good to be true.  It offered ways to bid on groceries,...

Do You Have “Immunity to Change”?

Last week I had the privilege of going back to Harvard University to spend three packed days with Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey, who have...
Positive re-runs

Why “I Love Lucy” Is My New Positive Intervention

I am a football lover.  Despite the fact that the Washington Redskins have been abysmal to the point of hopeless for years, I have always...

Can a Sign Make You Happy?

The Positive Psychology Movement Comes to Washington, D.C. A few days ago, a reporter from the Washington Post called to ask me what I thought...